Deepening our understanding of issues confronting contemporary society

The Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research (GCSCR) is dedicated to increasing our understanding of current challenges facing the modern world. Through the application of innovative humanities and social science research, incorporating the knowledge of academics from a broad range of interrelated disciplines, we are at the cutting edge of humanities and social science discourse. Our Centre's research is focused on the following contemporary themes: History, Media and Change; Mobilities, Communities and In/securities; Heritage and Wellbeing; Language, Culture and Belonging.

Research Themes

History media and change

History, media and change

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Mobilities, communities and In/securities

Mobilities, communities and in/securities

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Language, culture and belonging

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Heritage and well-being

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Recent Highlights

We warmly congratulate our very own Professor Gerry Docherty, Dean Research and Professor of Phonetics in the Arts, Education and Law Group, on being elected as a Fellow of The Australian Academy of the Humanities, recognising contributions as a linguist specialising in sociolinguistics and socio-phonetics; studies of perception, speech processing and cross-linguistic prosody.

Griffith University has been recognised as a leading institution in the field of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies. Congratulations to all staff in the discipline of Humanities, Arts and Literature involved in this achievement.

Congratulations to centre member Dr Harry Van Issum on being the recipient of the Australian Academy of the Humanities’ inaugural John Mulvaney Fellowship. The Fellowship provides funds to an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander early career humanities researcher to undertake research or fieldwork in Australia or overseas.

Upcoming events


Post Conference: Community and Activist Media

Griffith University is hosting an official post-conference to the International Communication Association conference. 27 May 2020

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AILASA Gold Coast 2020 Conference

AILASA 2020 Conference

Association of Iberian and Latin American Studies of Australasia Conference. Visions: Possibilities, Performance, and the Past. 16 – 19 June 2020

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AAWP Conference 2020

Rising Tides: AAWP Conference 2020

25th Australasian Association of Writing Programs Conference being held at Griffith University. 16 - 18 November 2020

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